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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D)

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2012

 

Commission File Number 0-29923

 

CUI Global, Inc.

(Name of Small Business Issuer in Its Charter)

 

Colorado (3670) 84-1463284
(State or jurisdiction of (Primary Standard Industrial (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization) Classification Code Number) Identification No.)

 

20050 SW 112th Avenue

Tualatin, Oregon 97062

(503) 612-2300.

(Address and Telephone Number of Principal Executive Offices and Principal Place of Business)

 

William J. Clough, CEO/President

CUI Global, Inc.

20050 SW 112th Avenue

Tualatin, Oregon 97062

(503) 612-2300.

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Agent for Service)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15 (d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

YES x NO ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

YES x NO ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange act.

 

Large accelerated filer ¨ Accelerated filer ¨

Non-accelerated filer ¨ (Do not check

If a smaller reporting company)

Smaller reporting company x

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

YES ¨ NO x

 

As of May 9, 2012, there were 10,544,742 shares of the Company's common stock outstanding, 3,043 shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock outstanding, no shares of Series B and Series C Convertible Preferred Stock outstanding. The 48,043 shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock noted in the Form 10-K filed with the Commission on March 26, 2012, reports a conversion of 2,500 Series A Convertible Preferred that was completed on April 12, 2012.

 

 
 

 

CUI Global, Inc.

 

INDEX

 

    Page
     
  Part I  
     
Item 1 Financial Statements 3
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited) 3
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited) 4
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Gain and Loss (unaudited) 5
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited) 6
  Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited) 8
  Accounting Policies 9
 Item 2 Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 22
  Overview 22
  Intellectual Property 25
  Liquidity and Capital Resources 25
  Results of Operations 27
Item 3 Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk 30
Item 4 Controls and Procedures 30
     
  Part II  
     
Item 1 Legal Proceedings. 31
Item 1A Risk Factors 31
Item 2    Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 31
Item 6 Exhibits and Reports on Form 8-K 32
  Signatures 33
  Exhibits

 

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

CUI Global, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

   March 31,
2012
   December 31,
2011
 
   (unaudited)     
Assets:          
Current Assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $4,424,474   $176,775 
Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance of $115,000 and $125,000, respectively   3,455,485    3,694,641 
Other accounts receivable   45,829    43,314 
Other accounts receivable, related party   7,477    7,477 
Inventories, net of allowance of $225,000 and $240,000, respectively   3,521,231    3,563,111 
Prepaid expenses and other   442,373    632,310 
Total current assets   11,896,869    8,117,628 
           
Property and equipment, net   926,326    910,810 
           
Other assets:          
Investment - equity method   219,198    198,621 
Technology rights, net   245,767    252,395 
Patent costs, net   6,147    6,313 
Other intangible assets, net   31,366    33,090 
Deposits and other   48,004    92,216 
Notes receivable, net   529,739    529,706 
Debt offering costs, net   97,778    116,111 
Intangible, trademark and tradename CUI   4,892,856    4,892,856 
Intangible, trademark and tradename V-Infinity   1,373,828    1,373,828 
Intangible, patent pending technology   551,559    551,559 
Intangible, customer list   1,857,000    1,857,000 
Intangible, CUI Japan   139,201    139,201 
Goodwill, net   12,907,157    12,907,157 
Total other assets   22,899,600    22,950,053 
Total assets  $35,722,795   $31,978,491 
           
Liabilities and stockholders' equity:          
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable  $2,435,219   $2,114,029 
Preferred stock dividends payable   5,054    5,054 
Demand notes payable   -    1,528,900 
Accrued expenses   1,033,066    1,197,395 
Accrued compensation   209,742    126,672 
Unearned revenue   263,764    70,755 
Notes payable, current portion due   -    4,000,000 
Convertible notes payable, related party, current portion due   -    35,000 
Total current liabilities   3,946,845    9,077,805 
Long term notes payable, related party, net of current portion due of $0 and $0, respectively   7,303,683    10,303,683 
Total long term liabilities   7,303,683    10,303,683 
Total liabilities   11,250,528    19,381,488 
           
Commitments and contingencies          
           
Stockholders' equity:          
Preferred stock, par value $0.001; 10,000,000 shares authorized   -    - 
Convertible Series A preferred stock, 5,000,000 shares authorized, 50,543 shares issued and outstanding liquidation preference of $50,543 at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively   51    51 
Convertible Series B preferred stock, 30,000 shares authorized, and no shares outstanding at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively   -    - 
Convertible Series C preferred stock, 10,000 shares authorized, and no shares outstanding at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively   -    - 
Common stock, par value $0.001; 325,000,000 and 325,000,000 shares authorized and 10,465,139 and 7,314,513 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively   10,465    7,315 
Common stock issuable; 57,000 and 0 shares authorized and issuable at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively   273,600    - 
Additional paid-in capital   98,913,818    86,217,169 
Accumulated deficit   (74,717,263)   (73,645,501)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)   (8,404)   17,969 
Total stockholders' equity   24,472,267    12,597,003 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $35,722,795   $31,978,491 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

 

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CUI Global, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(unaudited)

 

   For the three months ended March 31, 
   2012   2011 
Revenues:          
Product Sales  $8,463,806   $9,521,593 
Revenue from freight   5,957    18,958 
Total revenue   8,469,763    9,540,551 
Cost of revenues   5,185,179    5,865,663 
           
Gross profit    3,284,584    3,674,888 
           
Operating expenses          
Selling, general and administrative   4,020,178    3,335,662 
Research and development   178,189    184,481 
Bad debt   (10,000)   - 
Total operating expenses   4,188,367    3,520,143 
           
Income (loss) from operations   (903,783)   154,745 
           
Other income (expense)          
Other income   25,146    5,615 
Other expense   (215)   (8,098)
Investment income     20,577    18,152 
Interest expense - intrinsic value of convertible debt, amortization of debt offering costs and amortization of debt discount   (18,333)   (191,220)
Interest expense   (187,198)   (230,144)
Total other income (expense), net   (160,023)   (405,695)
           
(Loss) before taxes   (1,063,806)   (250,950)
Provision for taxes   7,956    7,458 
Consolidated Net (loss) from continuing operations   (1,071,762)   (258,408)
Profit from discontinued operations          
(Loss) from discontinued operations   -    (136,238)
Gain on debt extinguishments in discontinued operations    -    475,689 
Net profit from discontinued operations   -    339,451 
Consolidated Net profit (loss)   (1,071,762)   81,043 
Less: Net profit from discontinued operations - noncontrolling interest   -    174,566 
           
Net (loss) allocable to common stockholders  $(1,071,762)  $(93,523)
           
Basic and diluted (loss) per common share from continuing operations  $(0.13)  $(0.04)
Basic and diluted profit per common share from discontinued operations - attributable to CUI Global, Inc.  $-   $0.02 
Basic and diluted (loss) per common share  $(0.13)  $(0.01)
Basic and diluted weighted average common and common equivalents shares outstanding   8,439,629    7,137,974 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

 

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CUI Global, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Gain and Loss

(unaudited)

 

   For the three months ended March 31, 
   2012   2011 
Net (loss) allocable to common stockholders  $(1,071,762)  $(93,523)
           
Other comprehensive profit (loss)          
Foreign currency translation adjustment  $(26,373)  $7,013 
Comprehensive (loss)  $(1,098,135)  $(86,510)

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

 

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CUI Global, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(unaudited)

 

   For the three months ended March 31, 
   2012   2011 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:          
Net (loss) - attributable to CUI Global, Inc.  $(1,071,762)  $(93,523)
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:          
Stock, warrants, options and notes issued for compensation and services   367,884    89,177 
Non-cash interest expense, including amortization of beneficial conversion value, warrant related debt discounts and intrinsic value of convertible debt and amortization of debt discount and amortization of debt offering costs   18,333    191,220 
Non-cash (profit) on equity method investment   (20,577)    (18,152)
Bad debt expense   (10,000)   - 
Amortization of technology rights   6,628    66,254 
Amortization of patent costs   166    - 
Amortization of website development   1,724    - 
Inventory reserve   (15,000)   20,000 
Net profit - noncontrolling interest in discontinued operations   -    174,566 
Depreciation   132,521    127,191 
(Increase) decrease in assets:          
Trade accounts receivable   249,156    77,195 
Other accounts receivable   (2,515)   11,591 
Other accounts receivable, related party   -    (6,637)
Inventory   56,880    426,503 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   174,073    (38,671)
Deposits and other assets   44,212    63,215 
Increase (decrease) in liabilities:          
Accounts payable   321,190    220,893 
Accrued expenses   (164,329)   (389,398)
Accrued compensation   83,070    (126,273)
Unearned revenue   193,009    39,651 
NET CASH PROVIDED BY CONTINUING OPERATING ACTIVITIES   364,663    834,802 
NET CASH (USED IN) DISCONTINUED OPERATING ACTIVITIES   -    (77,565)
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:          
Proceeds from Notes receivable   15,831    15,587 
Purchase of property and equipment   (148,037)   (99,974)
NET CASH (USED IN) CONTINUING INVESTING ACTIVITIES   (132,206)   (84,387)
NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) DISCONTINUED INVESTING ACTIVITIES   -    - 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
Proceeds from (payments to) demand notes payable, net of debt offering costs   (1,528,900)   (530,829)
Proceeds from (payments to) notes and loans payable   (4,000,000)   270,537 
Payments on notes and loans payable, related party   (3,000,000)   (359,565)
Payments to convertible notes payable, related party   (35,000)   - 
Proceeds from sales of common stock, and exercise of warrants and options, net of offering costs   12,605,515    - 
NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) CONTINUING FINANCING ACTIVITIES   4,041,615    (619,857)
NET CASH (USED IN) DISCONTINUED FINANCING ACTIVITIES   -    (352,894)
EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH   (26,373)   7,013 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year   176,775    373,823 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   4,424,474    80,935 
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS  $4,247,699   $(292,888)

 

(continued)

 

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CUI Global, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (continued)

(unaudited)

 

   For the three months ended March 31, 
   2012   2011 
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:          
           
Income taxes paid  $75,051   $- 
           
Interest paid  $207,270   $230,144 
           
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
           
Amortization of debt offering costs  $18,333   $191,220 
           
Common stock issued and issuable for consulting services and compensation and accrued liabilities payable in common stock  $343,050   $42,000 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

 

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CUI Global, Inc.

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

1. BASIS OF PRESENTATION

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and the rules and regulations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for interim financial information which includes condensed financial statements. Accordingly, they do not include all the information and footnotes necessary for a comprehensive presentation of financial position and results of operations and should be read in conjunction with the Annual Report, Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

 

It is management's opinion that all material adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) have been made which are necessary for a fair financial statement presentation. The results for the interim period are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year.

 

CUI Global, Inc. is a platform company dedicated to maximizing shareholder value through the acquisition, development and commercialization of new, innovative technologies. Through its subsidiaries, CUI Global has built a diversified portfolio of industry leading technologies that touch many markets.

 

Effective May 16, 2008, CUI Global, Inc. formed a wholly owned subsidiary, Waytronx Holdings, Inc., to acquire the assets of CUI, Inc., a Tualatin, Oregon based provider of electronic components including power supplies, transformers, converters, connectors and industrial controls for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). The wholly owned subsidiary was renamed CUI, Inc. following the close of the acquisition. Through the acquisition of CUI, Inc., the Company obtained 352,589 common shares (representing a 11.54% interest) in Test Products International, Inc., a provider of handheld test and measurement equipment. Since its inception in 1989, CUI has been delivering quality products, extensive application solutions and superior personal service. CUI's solid customer commitment and honest corporate message are a hallmark in the industry.

 

Through CUI’s capabilities and extensive contacts throughout Asia, this acquisition allows CUI Global to continue to identify, acquire and commercialize new proprietary technologies. CUI Global will use CUI’s market partners and global distribution capabilities to bring other products to market, including the Novum Digital Power Modules, Solus Power Topology, Vergence GASPT2 and other proprietary devices, described below. CUI’s testing and R&D capabilities allow CUI Global to commercialize and prototype its products more efficiently and economically.

 

CUI defines its product into three categories: components including connectors, speakers, buzzers and control solutions including encoders and sensors; power solutions known as V-Infinity; and test and measurement including the Vergence GasPT2. These offerings provide a technology architecture that addresses power and related accessories as well as test and measurement capabilities to industries ranging from consumer electronics to defense and alternative energy.

 

In July 2009, CUI Global acquired, as a wholly owned subsidiary, Comex Instruments, Ltd., now known as CUI Japan and 49% of Comex Electronics Ltd. Both companies are Japanese based providers of electronic components.  Effective July 1, 2011, CUI Global entered into an agreement to convey its 49% ownership interest in Comex Electronics to the owners of the remaining 51% who are the original founders and were the original owners of Comex Instruments, for $617,975 in the form of a five year note receivable bearing interest at 4% per annum. The operations of CUI Japan are not affected by this divestment. As such, the operations of Comex Electronics are reported as discontinued operations for the current and comparable periods. CUI Global will continue to maintain its 100% ownership of CUI Japan.

 

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2. ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Significant estimates in 2012 and 2011 include estimates used to review the Company’s long-lived assets for impairment, allowance for doubtful accounts, inventory valuation, valuations of non-cash capital stock issuances, valuations of derivatives and the valuation allowance on deferred tax assets.

 

Principles of Consolidation

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of CUI Global, Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary CUI, Inc. and CUI Japan and its 49% owned subsidiary Comex Electronics (through July 1 , 2011 date of disposal) hereafter referred to as the “Company”. Significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

The carrying amounts of the Company’s cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, prepaid expense and other assets, accounts payable, accrued liabilities, notes payable and deferred compensation approximate their fair value due as of March 31, 2012.

 

Cash

Cash includes deposits at financial institutions with maturities of three months or less. The Company at times has cash in banks in excess of FDIC insurance limits and places its temporary cash investments with high credit quality financial institutions. At March 31, 2012, the Company had no cash balances at financial institutions which were in excess of the FDIC insured limits. The Company maintained cash balances of $74,324 in foreign financial institutions.

 

Accounts Receivable

The Company grants credit to its customers, with standard terms of Net 30 days. Other credit terms are available based upon a review of the customer’s financial strength. The Company routinely assesses the financial strength of its customers and, therefore, believes that its accounts receivable credit risk exposure is limited. In addition, the Company maintains a foreign credit receivables insurance policy that covers many of its receivable balances in effort to further reduce credit risk exposure.

 

Inventory

Inventory consists of finished and un-finished products and are stated at the lower of cost or market, using the first-in, first-out (FIFO) method as a cost flow convention. At March 31, 2012, the Company had finished goods of $3,395,729, raw materials of $293,503, work in process of $56,999 and an allowance of $225,000.

 

Furniture, Equipment and Software

Furniture, equipment and software are recorded at cost and include major expenditures, which increase productivity or substantially increase useful lives.

 

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Maintenance, repairs and minor replacements are charged to expenses when incurred. When furniture and equipment is sold or otherwise disposed of, the asset and related accumulated depreciation are removed from this account, and any gain or loss is included in the statement of operations.

 

The cost of furniture, equipment and software is depreciated over the estimated useful lives of the related assets. Depreciation is computed using the straight-line method for financial reporting purposes. The estimated useful lives and accumulated depreciation for furniture, equipment and software are as follows:

 

   

Estimated

Useful Life

Furniture and equipment   3 to 7 years
Software   3 to 5 years

 

Identifiable Intangible Assets

Intangible assets are stated at cost net of accumulated amortization and impairment. Intangible assets other than goodwill, technology rights and patents are amortized over an estimated useful life of 15 years. Technology rights are amortized over the shorter of a twenty year life or the term of the rights agreement and are reviewed for impairment annually. Patent costs are amortized over the life of the patent. Any patents not approved will be expensed at that time.

 

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Intangible assets consist of the following as of March 31, 2012: 

 

Technology Rights  $303,664 
Accumulated amortization   (57,897)
Net  $245,767 
      
Patent costs  $6,646 
Accumulated amortization   (499)
Net  $6,147 
      
Debt offering costs  $220,000 
Accumulated amortization   (122,222)
Net  $97,778 
      
Intangible, trademark and tradename CUI  $4,892,856 
Accumulated amortization   - 
Net  $4,892,856 
      
Intangible, trademark and tradename V-Infinity  $1,373,828 
Accumulated amortization   - 
Net  $1,373,828 
      
Intangible, patent pending technology  $551,559 
Accumulated amortization   - 
Net  $551,559 
      
Intangbiile, customer list  $1,857,000 
Accumulated amortization   - 
Net  $1,857,000 
      
Intangible, CUI Japan  $139,201 
Accumulated amortization   - 
Net  $139,201 
      
Goodwill  $12,909,273 
Accumulated amortization   (2,116)
Net  $12,907,157 
      
Other intangible assets  $67,481 
Accumulated amortization   (36,115)
Net  $31,366 

 

 Investment in Affiliate

Through the acquisition of CUI, Inc. the Company obtained 352,589 common shares representing an 11.54% interest at March 31, 2012 and 2011, in Test Products International, Inc., hereafter referred to as TPI. TPI is a provider of handheld test and measurement equipment. The Company enjoys a close association with this affiliate through common Board of Director membership and participation that allows for a significant amount of influence over affiliate business decisions. Accordingly, for financial statement purposes, the Company accounts for its investment in this affiliated entity under the equity method.

 

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A summary of the unaudited financial statements of the affiliate as of March 31, 2012 is as follows: 

 

Current assets  $6,122,203 
Non-current assets   571,395 
Total Assets  $6,693,598 
      
Current liabilities  $3,147,730 
Non-current liabilities   1,327,973 
Stockholders' equity   2,217,895 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity  $6,693,598 
      
Revenues  $3,082,796 
Operating income   199,952 
Net profit   178,249 
Other comprehensive profit (loss):     
Foreign currency translation adjustment   - 
Comprehensive net profit   178,249 
Company share of Net Profit at 11.54%   20,577 
Equity investment in affiliate  $219,198 

 

Asset Impairment

The Company reviews its long-lived assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the asset exceeds its fair value and may not be recoverable. In performing the review for recoverability, the future cash flows expected to result from the use of the asset and its eventual disposition are estimated. If the sum of the expected future cash flows (undiscounted and without interest charges) is less than the carrying amount of the asset, an impairment loss is recognized as the excess of the carrying amount over the fair value. Otherwise, an impairment loss is not recognized. Management estimates the fair value and the estimated future cash flows expected. Any changes in these estimates could impact whether there was impairment and the amount of the impairment.

 

Patent Costs

The Company estimates the patents it has filed have a future beneficial value; therefore it capitalizes the costs associated with filing for its patents. At the time the patent is approved, the patent costs associated with the patent are amortized over the useful life of the patent. If the patent is not approved, at that time the costs will be expensed. A change in the estimate of the patent having a future beneficial value will impact the other assets and expense accounts.

 

Derivative Liabilities

The Company accounts for its embedded conversion features and freestanding warrants pursuant to FASB Accounting Standards Codification No. 815 (“FASB ASC 815”), “Derivatives and Hedging ”, which requires a periodic valuation of the fair value of derivative instruments and a corresponding recognition of liabilities associated with such derivatives. The recognition of derivative liabilities related to the issuance of shares of common stock is applied first to the proceeds of such issuance, at the date of issuance, and the excess of derivative liabilities over the proceeds is recognized as other expense in the accompanying consolidated financial statements. The recognition of derivative liabilities related to the issuance of convertible debt is applied first to the proceeds of such issuance as a debt discount, at the date of issuance, and the excess of derivative liabilities over the proceeds is recognized as other expense in the accompanying consolidated financial statements. Any subsequent increase or decrease in the fair value of the derivative liabilities is recognized as other expense or other income, respectively. The reclassification of a contract is reassessed at each balance sheet date. If a contract is reclassified from permanent equity to an asset or a liability, the change in the fair value of the contract during the period the contract was classified as equity is accounted for as an adjustment to equity. If a contract is reclassified from an asset or liability to equity, gains or losses recorded to account for the contract at fair value during the period that contract was classified as an asset or a liability are not reversed but instead are accounted for as an adjustment to equity.

 

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Revenue Recognition

The recognition of revenues requires judgment, including whether a sale includes multiple elements, and if so, whether vendor-specific objective evidence (VSOE) of fair value exists for those elements. Customers receive certain elements of CUI Global products over a period of time. These elements include licensing rights to manufacture and sell our proprietary patent protected products. The ability to identify VSOE for those elements and the fair value of the respective elements could materially impact the amount of earned and unearned revenue. CUI Global does not have any history as to the costs expected to be incurred in granting licensing rights relating to its products. Therefore, revenues may be recorded that are not in proportion to the costs expected to be incurred in performing these services.

 

Revenues in connection with electronic devices and component sales by CUI, Inc. are recognized at the time the product is shipped to the customer.

 

Revenues in connection with product sales by CUI Japan and the discontinued operations of Comex Electronics are recognized at the time the product is shipped to the customer. VSOE sales also exist for CUI Japan and Comex Electronics related to the development of product for specific customers. The ability to identify VSOE for those elements and the fair value of the respective elements could materially impact the amount of earned and unearned revenue. VSOE sales are invoiced according to the related sales agreements.

 

Shipping and Handling Costs

Amounts billed to customers in sales transactions related to shipping and handling represent revenues earned for the goods provided and are included in sales. Costs of shipping and handling are included in cost of revenues.

 

Stock issued for services to other than Employees

Common stock, stock options and common stock warrants issued to other than employees or directors are recorded on the basis of their fair value, as required by FASB ASC 505, which is measured as of the date required by FASB ASC 505, “Equity – Based Payments to Non-Employees”. In accordance with FASB ASC 505, the stock options or common stock warrants are valued using the Black-Scholes option pricing model on the basis of the market price of the underlying common stock on the “valuation date,” which for options and warrants related to contracts that have substantial disincentives to non-performance is the date of the contract, and for all other contracts is the vesting date. Expense related to the options and warrants is recognized on a straight-line basis over the shorter of the period over which services are to be received or the vesting period. Where expense must be recognized prior to a valuation date, the expense is computed under the Black-Scholes option pricing model on the basis of the market price of the underlying common stock at the end of the period, and any subsequent changes in the market price of the underlying common stock up through the valuation date is reflected in the expense recorded in the subsequent period in which that change occurs.

 

Foreign Currency Translation

The financial statements of the Company's foreign offices have been translated into U.S. dollars in accordance with FASB ASC 830, “Foreign Currency Matters” (FASB ASC 830). All balance sheet accounts have been translated using the exchange rate in effect at the balance sheet date. Income statement amounts have been translated using an appropriately weighted average exchange rate for the year. The translation gains and losses resulting from the changes in exchange rates during 2012 and 2011 have been reported in accumulated other comprehensive income, except for gains and losses resulting from the translation of intercompany receivables and payables, which are included in earnings for the period.

 

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Segment Reporting

The Company has identified five operating segments based on the products offered including one discontinued operations segment. The five segments are External Power, Internal Power, Industrial Controls, Discontinued Operations and Other. The External Power segment is focused primarily on sales of external power supplies and related components. The Internal Power segment is focused primarily on sales of internal power supplies and related components. The Industrial Controls segment is focused primarily on sales of encoding devices and related components. The Discontinued Operations segment represents the operations of Comex Electronics which the Company entered into an agreement to divest effective July 1, 2011.  The Other category represents activity of segments that do not meet the threshold for segment reporting and are combined.

 

The following information is presented for the three months ended March 31, 2012 for operating segment activity:

 

   External 
Power
   Internal
Power
   Industrial
Controls
   Discontinued 
Operations
   Other   Totals 
Revenues from external customers  $4,941,770   $2,273,732   $1,044,410   $-   $209,851   $8,469,763 
Interest revenues  $-   $-   $-   $-   $6,449   $6,449 
Equity in profit of unconsolidated affiliate  $-   $-   $-   $-   $20,577   $20,577 
Interest expense - intrinsic value of convertible debt, amortization of debt offering costs and amortizatin of debt discount  $-   $-   $-   $-   $18,333   $18,333 
Interest expense  $-   $-   $-   $-   $187,198   $187,198 
Depreciation and amortization  $-   $-   $-   $-   $141,039   $141,039 
Segment profit (loss)  $1,848,408   $441,071   $189,732   $-   $(3,550,973)  $(1,071,762)
Other significant non-cash items:                              
Stock, options, warrants and notes issued for compensation and services  $-   $-   $-   $-   $367,884   $367,884 
Segment assets  $-   $-   $-   $-   $35,722,795   $35,722,795 
Foreign currency translation adjustments  $-   $-   $-   $-   $(26,373)  $(26,373)
Expenditures for segment assets  $-   $-   $-   $-   $148,037   $148,037 

 

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The following information is presented for the three months ended March 31, 2011 for operating segment activity: 

 

   External 
Power
   Internal
Power
   Industrial
Controls
   Discontinued 
Operations
   Other   Totals 
Revenues from external customers  $4,961,064   $3,368,756   $1,157,644   $-   $53,087   $9,540,551 
Interest revenues  $-   $-   $-   $-   $3,128   $3,128 
Equity in profit (loss) of unconsolidated affiliate  $-   $-   $-   $-   $18,152   $18,152 
Interest expense - intrinsic value of convertible debt, amortization of debt offering costs and amortizatin of debt discount  $-   $-   $-   $-   $191,220   $191,220 
Interest expense  $-   $-   $-   $-   $230,144   $230,144 
Depreciation and amortization  $-   $-   $-   $-   $193,445   $193,445 
Segment profit (loss)  $1,535,222   $803,207   $156,896   $339,451   $(2,753,733)  $81,043 
Other significant non-cash items:                              
Stock, options, warrants and notes issued for compensation and services  $-   $-   $-        $89,177   $89,177 
Gain on debt extinguishments in discontinued operations  $-   $-   $-   $475,689   $-   $475,689 
Segment assets  $-   $-   $-   $2,694,779   $31,366,749   $34,061,528 
Foreign currency translation adjustments  $-   $-   $-   $-   $7,013   $7,013 
Expenditures for segment assets  $-   $-   $-   $-   $99,974   $99,974 

 

Only the Discontinued Operations and Other operating segments hold assets individually. The External Power, Internal Power and Industrial Controls operating segments do not hold assets individually as segment assets as they utilize the Company assets held in the Other segment.

 

Discontinued Operations Summary Financial Information

The following is a summary statement of discontinued operations for the discontinued operations of Comex Electronics as of March 31, 2012 and 2011:

 

   For the three months ended March 31, 
   2012   2011 
         
Total revenues  $-   $507,482 
Cost of revenues   -    502,167 
Gross profit   -    5,315 
Selling, general,administrative and other   -    (334,136)
Net profit from discontinued operations   -    339,451 
Less net profit from discontinued operations - noncontrolling interest   -    174,566 
Net profit from discontinued operations allocable to common stockholders  $-   $164,885 

 

Reclassification

Certain amounts from prior period have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In June, 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011-05, which amends ASC Topic 220, Comprehensive Income. Under the amendment, an entity has the option to present the total of comprehensive income, the components of net income, and the components of other comprehensive income either in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements. In both choices, an entity is required to present each component of net income along with total net income, each component of other comprehensive income along with a total for other comprehensive income, and a total amount for comprehensive income. This ASU eliminates the option to present the components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement of changes in stockholders' equity. The amendments in this ASU do not change the items that must be reported in other comprehensive income or when an item of other comprehensive income must be reclassified to net income. The amendments in this ASU were applied retrospectively.

 

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Additionally, the FASB issued a second amendment to ASC Topic 220 in December 2011, ASU No. 2011-12, which allows companies the ability to defer certain aspects of ASU 2011-05. For public entities, these amendments are effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2011. The amendments do not require any transition disclosures.

 

On September 15, 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-08, Intangibles – Goodwill and Other, which simplifies how an entity is required to test goodwill for impairment. This ASU will allow an entity to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is necessary to perform the two-step quantitative goodwill impairment test. Under the ASU, an entity would not be required to calculate the fair value of a reporting unit unless the entity determines, based on a qualitative assessment, that it is more likely than not that its fair value is less than its carrying amount. The ASU includes a number of factors to consider in conducting the qualitative assessment.  The ASU is effective for annual and interim goodwill impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2011.  Early adoption is permitted.

 

3. INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE

 

Common stock equivalents in the three months ended March 31, 2012 were anti-dilutive, thus the diluted weighted average common shares outstanding for this period are the same as the basic weighted average common shares outstanding.

 

At March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, 273,587 and 608,217 potential common stock shares are issuable upon the exercise of vested warrants and options, conversion of debt to common stock and the issuance of issuable common stock. For the three months ended March 31, 2012, 259,299 shares, respectively, related to warrants and options were excluded from the March 31, 2012 computation of diluted earnings per share as they were anti-dilutive due to there being a loss for the period as well as their exercise price being in excess of the average close price for the three month period ended or they were not yet vested.

 

The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share:

 

   Three months ended
March 31, 2012
   Three months ended
March 31, 2011
 
Consolidated Net (loss) from continuing operations   (1,071,762)   (258,408)
Net profit from discontinued operations  $-   $339,451 
Less: Net profit from discontinued operations - noncontrolling interest  $-   $174,566 
Net profit from discontinued operations attributable to CUI Global, Inc.  $-   $164,885 
Net (loss) for the period attributable to CUI Global, Inc.  $(1,071,762)  $(93,523)
Weighted average number of shares outstanding   8,439,629    7,137,974 
Weighted average number of common and common equivalent shares   8,439,629    7,137,974 
           
Basic (loss) per common share from continuing operations  $(0.13)  $(0.04)
Basic profit per common share from discontinued operations – attributable  to CUI Global, Inc.  $0.00   $0.02 
Basic (loss) per common share  $(0.13)  $(0.01)

 

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   Three months ended
March 31, 2012
   Three months ended
March 31, 2011
 
Consolidated Net (loss) from continuing operations   (1,071,762)   (258,408)
Net profit from discontinued operations  $-   $339,451 
Less: Net profit from discontinued operations - noncontrolling interest  $-   $174,566 
Net profit from discontinued operations attributable to CUI Global, Inc.  $-   $164,885 
Net (loss) for the period attributable to CUI Global, Inc.  $(1,071,762)  $(93,523)
           
Weighted average number of shares outstanding   8,439,629    7,137,974 
Add: Warrants and options as of beginning of period   -    - 
  Warrants and options as of date of vesting   -    - 
  Convertible preferred shares oustanding   -    - 
  12% convertible notes as of end of period   -    - 
Weighted average number of common and common equivalent shares   8,439,629    7,137,974 
           
Diluted (loss) per common share from continuing operations  $(0.13)  $(0.04)
Diluted profit per common share from discontinued operations - attributable to CUI Global, Inc.  $0.00   $0.02 
Diluted (loss) per common share  $(0.13)  $(0.01)

 

4. INCOME TAXES

 

An income tax benefit has not been recognized for operating losses generated in prior periods based on uncertainties concerning the ability to generate taxable income in future periods. The tax benefit as of the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 is offset by a valuation allowance established against deferred tax assets arising from operating losses and other temporary differences, the realization of which could not be considered more likely than not. In future periods, tax benefits and related deferred tax assets will be recognized when management considers realization of such amounts to be more likely than not.

 

5.  WORKING CAPITAL LINE OF CREDIT

 

At March 31, 2012, the Company maintained a $4,000,000 revolving working capital line of credit with the Business Credit division of Wells Fargo Capital Finance, part of Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (NYSE: WFC), interest payable monthly at the Daily Three Month LIBOR plus 3.75% (4.220% at March 31, 2012). Effective April 3, 2012, the Wells Fargo LOC expiration was extended to July 31, 2015 and the interest rate reduced to the Daily Three Month LIBOR plus 3.25%. As of the date of this filing, the Company is compliant with all covenants on the line of credit with Wells Fargo Capital Finance. At March 31, 2012, there was no balance outstanding on the line of credit.

 

6.  OPTIONS AND WARRANTS

 

On May 15, 2008, the Board of Directors approved the 2008 Equity Incentive Plan (“2008 Plan”) for 1,500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. The 2008 Plan provides for the issuance of stock options to attract, retain and motivate employees, to encourage employees, directors and independent contractors to acquire an equity interest in the Company, to make monetary payments to certain employees based upon the value of the Company’s stock, and provide employees, directors and independent contractors with an incentive to maximize the success of the Company and further the interest of the shareholders. The 2008 Plan provides for the issuance of Incentive Stock Options and Non Statutory Options. The Administrator of the plan shall determine the exercise price per share at the time the option is granted, but the exercise price shall not be less than the fair market value on the date the option is granted. Stock options granted under the 2008 Plan have a maximum duration of 10 years.

 

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At the 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on September 29, 2009, the shareholders approved an amendment to the 2008 Equity Incentive Plan to increase the number of common shares issuable under the plan from 1,500,000 to 3,000,000. All of these shares have been registered under Form S-8.

 

The 2008 Equity Incentive Plans is intended to: (a) provide incentive to employees of the Company and its affiliates to stimulate their efforts toward the continued success of the Company and to operate and manage the business in a manner that will provide for the long-term growth and profitability of the Company; (b) encourage stock ownership by employees, directors and independent contractors by providing them with a means to acquire a proprietary interest in the Company by acquiring shares of Stock or to receive compensation which is based upon appreciation in the value of Stock; and (c) provide a means of obtaining and rewarding employees, directors, independent contractors and advisors.

 

The 2008 Equity Incentive Plans provide for the issuance of incentive stock options (ISOs) and Non Statutory Options (NSOs) to employees, directors and independent contractors of the Company. The Board shall determine the exercise price per share in the case of an ISO at the time an option is granted and such price shall be not less than the fair market value or 110% of fair market value in the case of a ten percent or greater stockholder. In the case of an NSO, the exercise price shall not be less than the fair market value of one share of stock on the date the option is granted. Unless otherwise determined by the Board, ISOs and NSOs granted under the both plans have a maximum duration of 10 years.

 

On January 5, 2009 the Company Board of Directors received and approved a written report and recommendations of the Compensation Committee which included a detailed executive equity compensation report and market analysis and the recommendations of Compensia, Inc., a management consulting firm that provides executive compensation advisory services to compensation committees and senior management of knowledge-based companies. The Compensation Committee used the report and analysis as a basis for its formal written recommendation to the Board. Pursuant to a January 8, 2009 board resolution the 2009 Equity Incentive Plan (Executive), a Non-Qualified Stock Option Plan, was created and funded with 4,200,000 shares of $0.001 par value common stock. The Compensation Committee was appointed as the Plan Administrator to manage the plan. On October 11, 2010, CUI Global authorized an additional 3,060,382 options under the 2009 Equity Incentive Plan (Executive).

 

The 2009 Equity Incentive Plan (Executive) provides for the issuance of Incentive Non Statutory Options to attract, retain and motivate executive and management employees and directors and to encourage these individuals to acquire an equity interest in the Company, to make monetary payments to certain management employees and directors based upon the value of the Company’s stock and to provide these individuals with an incentive to maximize the success of the Company and further the interest of the shareholders. The Administrator of the plan is authorized to determine the exercise price per share at the time the option is granted, but the exercise price shall not be less than the fair market value on the date the option is granted. Stock options granted under the 2009 Plan have a maximum duration of 10 years.

 

At December 31, 2011, there were 57,509 non-vested stock options. The fair value of each stock option is estimated on the date of grant using a Black Scholes Pricing Model. During the three months ended March 31, 2012, the Company granted no stock options.

 

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The following information is presented for the stock option activity for the three months ended March 31, 2012: 

 

   Number of Warrants
and Options
   Weighted Average
Exercise Price
   Weighted Average
Remaining Contract
Life
 
Outstanding at December 31, 2011   259,299   $7.75   7.69 Years 
Exercised   -   $-      
Expired   -   $-      
Forfeited   -   $-      
Granted   -   $-      
Outstanding at March 31, 2012   259,299   $7.75   7.44 Years 
Outstanding exercisable at March 31, 2012   208,163   $7.48   7.21 Years 

 

The weighted average fair value of options granted during the periods are as follows:

 

    2012     2011  
Exercise price lower than the market price   $ N/A     $ N/A  
Exercise price equaled the market price   $ N/A     $ N/A  
Exercise price exceeded the market price   $ N/A     $ N/A  
Exercise price exceeded the market price   $ N/A     N/A  

 

The following information is presented for the warrant activity for the three months ended March 31, 2012:

 

   Number of Warrants   Weighted Average
Exercise Price
   Weighted Average
Remaining Contract
Life
 
Outstanding at December 31, 2011   10,071   $0.30   0.62 Years 
Exercised   (10,071)  $0.30      
Expired   -   $-      
Forfeited   -   $-      
Granted   -   $-      
Outstanding at March 31, 2012   -   $0.01   0.00 Years 
Outstanding exercisable at March 31, 2012   -   $0.01   0.00 Years 

 

7.  NOTES PAYABLE

 

In conjunction with the acquisition of CUI, Inc., the Company utilized a $6,000,000 bank loan from Commerce Bank of Oregon secured by personal Letters of Credit from related parties.  In August 2010, this loan was paid down to $4,000,000 and was replaced by a $4,000,000 term note through the Business Credit division of Wells Fargo Capital Finance, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, with a July 31, 2012 maturity date, paying interest only at an interest rate equal to the daily three month LIBOR plus 4.00% and secured by personal Letters of Credit from a related party.  The balance at December 31, 2011 was $4,000,000.  As of March 31, 2012, the balance of this term note has been paid in full.

 

At December 31, 2011, the Company had a short term convertible loan from a CUI Global officer of $35,000 to the Company which accrues interest at 6% per annum, convertible at $5.10 per common share.  There was no beneficial conversion on the convertible note as the conversion price was equal to the fair value on the date of grant. As of March 31, 2012, the balance of this convertible note payable has been paid in full.

 

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Additionally, the Company utilized a $14,000,000 promissory note to International Electronic Devices, Inc. (formerly CUI, Inc.) in conjunction with the acquisition of CUI, Inc.  The note was originally due May 15, 2011.  In September 2010, the Company negotiated an amendment to this note which extended the maturity date to May 15, 2018.  Interest accrues at 6% per annum and is payable monthly with the principal due as a balloon payment at the term date.  At December 31, 2011, the balance of this note was $10,303,683.  During the first quarter of 2012, the Company paid to International Electronic Devices, Inc. $3,000,000 in principal.  As of March 31, 2012, the balance on this note is $7,303,683 and is included in Long term notes payable, related party.

 

8.  OTHER EQUITY TRANSACTIONS

 

Effective February 17, 2012, the issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s $0.001 par value common stock were reverse split at a ratio of one for thirty (1:30). All fractional shares resulting from the reverse split were rounded up to the next full numbers. As a result of the rounding up effect, 97 additional shares of common stock were issued that are included in the S-1 registration statement. The company received no monetary consideration for these 97 shares. Accordingly, share, per share, and stock option and warrant amounts for all periods presented within this quarterly report on Form 10-Q and the accompanying financial statements have been adjusted to reflect the stock split on a retroactive basis.

 

During February 2012, in conjunction with an S-1 registration statement that became effective February 14, 2012, 2,222,222 shares of common stock were issued. The company received $10,000,000 before related costs from this transaction.

 

During March 2012, 333,333 additional shares were issued that are included in the S-1 registration statement pursuant to an over-allotment provision contained in our underwriting agreement. The Company received $1,500,000 before related costs from this transaction.

 

During March 2012, 570,000 shares of common stock were issued that are included in an S-3 registration statement that became effective April 13, 2012. The company received $2,565,025 before related costs from this transaction.

 

During March 2012, 15,000 shares of common stock were issued in consideration for investor relations services rendered for the benefit of the company and a $69,450 consulting expense was recorded in relation to this transaction based on the fair market value of the stock on the date of grant.

 

During March 2012, a beneficial owner of more than 8% exercised 10,071 warrants he previously received in relation to a note provided to the Company which has since been paid in full. The company received $3,021 from this transaction.

 

9.  CONCENTRATIONS

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2012, 47.71% of revenues were derived from one customer. During the three months ended March 31, 2011, 40.14% of revenues were derived from one customer.

 

At March 31, 2012 a single customer balance accounted for 22.14% of the total trade receivables balance.  At March 31, 2011, a single customer balance accounted for 17.32% of the trade receivables balance.

 

10.  SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

  

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On April 5, 2012, 13,500 shares of common stock with a fair value of $63,855 were issued to a consultant for strategic investor marketing services.

 

Between April 5-12, 2012, the 57,000 common stock shares issuable as of March 31, 2012 were issued in relation to common stock bonuses granted to officers and employees. 50,750 of these common shares were issued to three officers with a fair value of $243,600 in accordance with their employment agreement bonus provisions. Two employees were awarded a total of 6,250 common shares with a fair value total of $30,000.

 

On April 12, 2012, a holder of 2,500 shares of convertible Series A preferred stock completed the conversion into common shares. At the same time, the holder also converted an accrued preferred stock dividend of $250 into common shares. For these conversions, the holder received 458 common shares based upon the conversion features of the convertible Series A preferred stock and accrued preferred stock dividends.

 

On April 16, 2012, 84,675 options to purchase restricted common stock at $4.56 per share were issued to officers and directors under the 2009 Equity Incentive Plan (Executive). The 19,800 director related options vest one year from the date of grant while the 64,875 officer options have a four year vesting period with 25% vesting one year from date of grant and monthly thereafter.

 

On May 4, 2012, a holder of 45,000 shares of convertible Series A preferred stock completed the conversion those shares into common shares. At the same time, the holder also converted an accrued preferred stock dividend of $4,500 into common shares. For these conversions, the holder received 8,645 common shares based upon the conversion features of the convertible Series A preferred stock and accrued preferred stock dividends.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

 

General

Management’s discussion and analysis contains various “forward looking statements.” Such statements consist of any statement other than a recitation of historical fact and can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” or “continue” or use of negative or other variations or comparable terminology.

 

CUI Global cautions that these forward-looking statements are further qualified by important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, are necessarily speculative, and there are certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those referred to in such forward-looking statements.

 

Overview

CUI Global, Inc., is a Colorado corporation organized on April 21, 1998. The Company’s principal place of business is located at 20050 SW 112th Avenue, Tualatin, Oregon 97062, phone (503) 612-2300. CUI Global is a platform company dedicated to maximizing shareholder value through the acquisition, development and commercialization of new, innovative technologies. Through its subsidiaries, CUI Global has built a diversified portfolio of industry leading technologies that touch many markets.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2012, CUI Global had a loss from operations of $903,783. During the three months ended March 31, 2012, CUI Global had a consolidated net loss of $1,071,762, with a net loss attributable to CUI Global of $1,071,762. The net loss is primarily the result of the decrease in revenues and related gross profits, an increase in sales, general and administrative expenses incurred in relation to the equity raises completed during the first three months of the year and increased sales efforts and related costs for the Vergence GasPT2 product which required significant travel and some continuing development and costs associated with safety certification of the device prior to sale and installation, as well as stock compensation expenses for issuances to officers and employees as bonuses for achieving corporate goals and stock issued to consultants related to investor relations activities during the quarter ended March 31, 2012.

 

CUI, Inc. - Subsidiary

CUI, Inc., is a Tualatin, Oregon based provider of electronic components including power supplies, transformers, converters, connectors and industrial controls for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Through CUI, Inc., the Company holds 352,589 common shares (representing a 11.54% interest) in Test Products International, Inc., a provider of handheld test and measurement equipment. Since its inception in 1989, CUI has been delivering quality products, extensive application solutions and superior personal service. CUI's solid customer commitment and honest corporate message are a hallmark in the industry.

 

Through CUI’s capabilities and extensive contacts throughout Asia, CUI Global is able to continue to identify, acquire and commercialize new proprietary technologies. CUI Global will use CUI’s market partners and global distribution capabilities to bring other products to market, including the Novum Digital Power Modules, Solus Power Topology, Vergence GASPT2 and other proprietary devices, described below. CUI’s testing and R&D capabilities allow CUI Global to commercialize and prototype its products more efficiently and economically.

 

CUI defines its product into three categories: components including connectors, speakers, buzzers and control solutions including encoders and sensors; power solutions known as V-Infinity; and test and measurement including the Vergence GasPT2. These offerings provide a technology architecture that addresses power and related accessories as well as test and measurement capabilities to industries ranging from consumer electronics to defense and alternative energy.

 

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V-Infinity Power

Our current power line, V-Infinity, consists of external and embedded ac-dc power supplies, dc-dc converters and basic digital point of load modules. This dynamic, broadly applicable product line accounts for a significant portion of our current revenue and recent revenue growth.

 

Novum™ Advanced Power

CUI entered into a non-exclusive Field of Use Agreement with Power-One, Inc. (Nasdaq: PWER) to license Power-One’s Digital Power Technology patents.  The license provides access to Power-One’s portfolio of Digital Power Technology patents for incorporation into CUI’s new line of digital point of load power modules.  CUI, through its power division, manufactures a range of embedded and external power electronics devices for OEM manufacturers.

 

We have developed the first fully featured digital point of load dc-dc converter in the power market under our Novum Advanced Power line of products.  This product is a next generation product targeted at the intermediate bus power architecture that is prolifically used in the telecom and networking communications market.  In September of 2010 we released full production versions of two point of load modules.  We were finalists for the prestigious Golden Mousetrap Award and EDN Innovation Award for these parts in 2010.  With the shift towards smarter, smaller, and more energy efficient power requirements, engineers are seeking innovative solutions that allow them to keep pace with lower core voltages, faster transient response needs, and increasing thermal issues that they face in their designs.  Our recently introduced Novum NDM2 modules, with a full suite of digital features, specifically address these growing system complexities through intelligent power management.  The NDM2 series is the first to be designed by the company as part of the Ericsson cooperation announced in July.  The agreement formalizes a plan between the two companies to offer a multi-source digital POL platform based on the Ericsson BMR46X series, with future plans to co-develop modules outside the existing range of 10~50A.  We have also developed a middle ground product to ease the customer base into the benefits of digital in power.  We developed a “smart module” that allows for the benefits of digital in the design cycle but when installed functions like a highly optimized analog unit.

 

Solus™ Power Topology

CUI entered into an exclusive Field of Use Agreement with California Power Research to license their BPS-5 topology, now marketed as the Solus Topology.  Through the Solus Topology, we have a proprietary patented power topology for designing unique power circuits.  This topology allows for higher efficiencies, densities, response time, and price competitiveness that is otherwise unavailable.  Our initial product designed using this topology is in the quarter brick dc-dc converter market.  Solus is an entirely new topology, rich in features that accelerate the performance trend trajectories for the big-four power conversion needs in the telecom and server markets:  greater efficiency; higher power density; reduced EMI (electro-magnetic interference); and faster transient response four times as fast.  We have introduced the NQB2060 Novum® one quarter brick bus converter as a prime example of the benchmark 720 watts output power performance using the Solus Topology.  Since the Solus Topology maintains its effectiveness independent of the control method used, it can operate with analog voltage mode control, analog current mode control, and various digital control profiles.  That unique feature opens the door for the company to implement this topology in a wide variety of power supply product platforms.  We believe that this topology will allow for at least a decade of new product designs and introductions.

 

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As the large scale networking and telecommunications companies convert to digital power, our early entry into the market, our unique Solus Topology, and our relationship with Ericsson should enhance our ability to penetrate this (according to the Darnell Group) multi-billion dollar market.

 

AMT ™ Encoder

Through a licensing agreement, the company has an exclusive agreement to develop, sell, and distribute the AMT encoder worldwide.  The AMT series modular encoder is designed with proprietary, capacitive, code-generating technology as opposed to optical or magnetic encoding.  This unique device allows breakthroughs in selectable resolution, shaft-adaptation, and convenient mounting solutions to bring ease of installation, reduction in SKU’s, and economies of scale in purchasing.  The AMT amounts to almost 2000 different encoders in one package.  The company is selling and distributing the AMT through various customers.  Moreover, the product is being marketed by multiple DC motor manufacturers.  The AMT has been awarded several design wins from Motion Control OEM’s producing a wide range of products from cash machines to robotics.

 

Vergence ™ GasPT2

Through an exclusive licensing contract with GL Industrial Services UK, Ltd. (GL), formerly British-based Advantica, Ltd., CUI Global owns exclusive rights to manufacture, sell, and distribute a Gas Quality Inferential Measurement Device (GASPT2) designed by GL on a worldwide basis, now marketed as the Vergence TM GasPT2.

 

The Vergence natural gas inferential metering device, the GasPT2, is a low cost solution to measuring natural gas quality.  It can be connected to a natural gas system to provide a fast, accurate, close to real time measurement of the physical properties, such as thermal conductivity, speed of sound and carbon dioxide content.  From these measurements it infers an effective gas mixture comprising four components: methane, propane, nitrogen, and measured carbon dioxide and then uses ISO6976 to calculate the gas quality characteristics of calorific value (CV), Wobbe index (WI), relative density (RD), and compression factor (Z)."  An ISO, International Organization for Standardization, is a documented agreement containing technical specifications or other precise criteria to be used consistently as rules, guidelines, or definitions of characteristics to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose.

 

This new and innovative technology has been certified for use in fiscal monitoring by Ofgem in the United Kingdom and SNAM RETE in Italy.  At present, there is no equivalent product competition.  There are instruments like gas chromatographs (“GC”), but they are slow, complicated to use, and as much as double the price of the GasPT2.

 

By way of example, in the case of SNAM RETE, the Italian gas transmission company, there are 13 natural gas injection points for the SNAM RETE system.  Those injection points will continue to use GC’s for monitoring.  On the other hand, there are 7,500 customer access points in the system.  Those would include city gates, large industrial users, power generation plants and others.  All of those customer access ports would be applicable for the Vergence Technology.  In the case of ENAGAS in Spain that ratio is 6 injection points and over 300 access points.

 

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In addition to these numbers, there are currently 8,000 gas turbines in operation worldwide.  Each of those turbines are subject to variances in natural gas quality.  Depending on the quality of the gas, those very expensive machines can be tuned to run more efficiently and therefore longer with much cleaner emissions.  Currently, because of the delay in information from the GC’s, such tuning cannot be effectively accomplished.  Operators attempt to deal with the delay by placing the monitoring station miles away from the turbine or creating large holding tanks to maintain the gas until an analysis can be completed.  The use of the Vergence Technology, will enable those operators to place the GasPT2 units right next to the turbines and by interfacing them with the machine’s process control software, the tuning can be accomplished on almost a real-time basis; thus, allowing the turbines to run longer, more efficiently, and cleaner.

 

ISO 9001:2008 Certification

CUI, Inc. is certified to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems standards and guidelines.  CUI is registered as conforming to the requirements of standard: ISO 9001:2008, The Quality Management System is applicable to Design, Development and Distribution of electro-mechanical components for OEM manufacturing.  ISO 9001 is accepted worldwide as the inclusive international standard that defines quality.

 

The certification of compliance with ISO 9001:2008 recognizes that our policies, practices and procedures ensure consistent quality in the design services, technology and products we provide our customers.

 

CUI Japan and the discontinued operations of Comex Electronics –Subsidiaries

In July 2009, CUI Global acquired, as a wholly owned subsidiary, Comex Instruments, Ltd., now known as CUI Japan and 49% of Comex Electronics Ltd. Both companies are Japanese based providers of electronic components.  Effective July 1, 2011, CUI Global entered into an agreement to convey its 49% ownership interest in Comex Electronics to the owners of the remaining 51% who are the original founders and were the original owners of Comex Instruments, for $617,975 in the form of a five year note receivable bearing interest at 4% per annum. The operations of CUI Japan are not affected by this divestment. As such, the operations of Comex Electronics are reported as discontinued operations for the current and comparable periods. CUI Global will continue to maintain its 100% ownership of CUI Japan.

 

Intellectual Property

 

The Company relies on various intellectual property laws and contractual restrictions to protect its proprietary rights in products, logos and services. These include confidentiality, invention assignment and nondisclosure agreements with employees, contractors, suppliers and strategic partners. The confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements with employees, contractors and suppliers are in perpetuity or for a sufficient length of time so as to not threaten exposure of proprietary information.

 

CUI Global continues to file and protect its intellectual property rights, trademarks and products through filings with the US Patent and Trademark Office and, as applicable, internationally.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

General

Cash and cash equivalents at March 31, 2012 are $4,424,474. Operations and investments in patents and equipment have been funded through cash from operations, proceeds from equity financings and borrowings from financial institutions during the three month period.

 

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Cash provided by (used in) operations

Operating requirements generated a positive cash flow from continuing operations of $364,663 for the three months ended March 31, 2012, versus positive cash flow from continuing operations of $834,802 for the same period last year.  The change in cash provided by operations is primarily the result of the decrease in revenues and related gross profits, decrease in trade accounts receivable, a decrease in inventory, a decrease in prepaid expenses and other current assets, decreased deposits and other assets, increase in accounts payable, decrease in accrued expenses, a increase in accrued compensation and an increase in unearned revenue during the three months ended March 31, 2012.

 

During the first three months of 2012 and 2011 common stock and stock options have been used as a form of payment to certain consultants, note holders, employees and directors.  For the first three months of 2012 and 2011, a total of $367,884 and $89,177, respectively, was recorded for compensation and services expense including amortization of deferred compensation related to equity given, or to be given, to employees, directors and consultants for services provided.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2012 the Company had no cash flow from discontinued operations as compared to a negative cash flow in the prior year comparative period of $77,565.

 

As the Company focuses on technology development and product line additions during 2012, it will continue to fund research and development together with related sales and marketing efforts for its various product offerings with cash flows from continuing operations.

 

Capital Expenditures and Investments

During the first three months of 2012 and 2011, there was $148,037 and $99,974 invested in property and equipment, respectively.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 the Company had no cash flow provided by or used in discontinued investing activities.

 

Financing activities

During the first three months of 2012, the Company received proceeds of $12,605,515 from the sales of common stock and exercise of warrants, $1,528,900 of payments were made against the demand notes payable, $4,000,000 of payments were made against notes and loans payable, $3,000,000 of payments were made against related party notes and loans payable, and $35,000 of payments were made against convertible notes payable, related party. During the first three months of 2011, $530,829 of payments were made against the demand notes payable, $270,537 of proceeds were received from notes and loans payable, and $359,565 of payments were made against notes and loans payable, related party. CUI Global may raise the capital needed to fund the further development and marketing of its products as well as payment of its debt obligations.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2012, there was no cash flow related to discontinued financing activities. During the three months ended March 31, 2011, there was $352,894 used in discontinued financing activities.

 

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Recap of liquidity and capital resources

During the first three months of 2012, the Company continued to improve its financial strength which included raising $12,605,515 from the sales of common stock and exercise of warrants as well as significant reductions of debt principal. As of March 31, 2012 the Company had an accumulated deficit of $74,717,263.

 

The Company may seek to raise additional capital for the commercialization and further development of its product and technology offerings as well as to further reduce debt.  The Company believes its operations and existing financing structure will provide sufficient cash to meet its short-term working capital requirements for the next twelve months.  As the Company continues to expand and develop its technology and product lines as well as retire debt, additional funding sources may be required.  The Company will attempt to raise these funds through borrowing instruments or issuing additional equity.

 

At March 31, 2012, the Company maintained a $4,000,000 revolving working capital line of credit with the Business Credit division of Wells Fargo Capital Finance, part of Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (NYSE: WFC), interest payable monthly at the Daily Three Month LIBOR plus 3.75% (4.220% at March 31, 2012). Effective April 3, 2012, the Wells Fargo LOC expiration was extended to July 31, 2015 and the interest rate reduced to the Daily Three Month LIBOR plus 3.25%. As of the date of this filing, the Company is compliant with all covenants on the line of credit with Wells Fargo Capital Finance. At March 31, 2012, there was no balance outstanding on the line of credit.

 

The Company expects the revenues from CUI, Inc. and CUI Japan to help cover operating and other expenses for the next twelve months of operations.  If revenues and the funds raised in early 2012 through the sales of equity are not sufficient to cover all operating and other expenses, additional funding may be required.  There is no assurance the Company will be able to raise such additional capital.  The failure to raise capital or generate product sales in the expected time frame will have a material adverse effect on the Company.

 

Results of Operations

 

Revenue

During the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, revenue was $8,469,763 and $9,540,551, respectively.  The revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2012 is comprised of $8,202,047 from CUI products, $261,759 from CUI Japan products, and $5,957 for freight.  The revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2011 is comprised of $9,488,125 from CUI products, $33,468 from CUI Japan products, and $18,958 for freight.

 

The decrease in revenues during the three months ended March 31, 2012 is primarily the result of a decrease in electronic components orders received during the fourth quarter of 2011 which occurred in conjunction with an overall slow down within the electronic components industry during that period. Although sales revenues during the first quarter were less than the previous year, the Company experienced an uptick in orders received during the first quarter and held a backlog of customer orders of approximately $10.7 million as of March 31, 2012 as compared to a backlog of customer orders of approximately $10.1 million as of March 31, 2011.

 

Cost of revenues

For the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, the cost of revenue was $5,185,179 and $5,865,663, respectively.

 

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The cost of revenues as a percentage of revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2012 decreased slightly to 61.22% from 61.48% during the prior year comparative period.  This percentage will vary based upon the product mix sold during the period and is also dependent upon the competitive markets in which the Company competes as well as foreign exchange rates.

 

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

Selling, General and Administrative (SG&A) expenses include such items as wages, commissions, consulting, general office expenses, business promotion expenses and costs of being a public company, including legal and accounting fees, insurance and investor relations.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, SG&A expenses increased $684,516.  The increase is primarily associated with expenses incurred in relation to the equity raises completed during the first three months of the year and increased sales efforts and related costs for the Vergence GasPT2 product which required significant travel and some continuing development and costs associated with safety certification of the device prior to sale and installation, as well as stock compensation expenses for issuances to officers and employees as bonuses for achieving corporate goals and stock issued to consultants related to investor relations activities during the quarter ended March 31, 2012.  As a percentage of total revenue, SG&A expenses increased 12.50% as compared to the first three months of 2011. Management expects the SG&A expenses as a percentage of revenues to improve during the remainder of 2012 as there were significant expenses in early 2012 associated with the aforementioned items along with lower revenues during the first quarter.

 

Research and Development

The research and development costs are related to the development of technology and products.  Research and development costs were $178,189 and $184,481, for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.  The expense is associated with continued research and development of new and existing technologies including the Novum digital power modules, Solus advanced power topology, Vergence GasPT2, and other products.

 

Bad Debt

During the three month period ended March 31, 2012 the allowance for doubtful receivables was reduced $10,000 and during the three months ended March 31, 2011 there was no bad debt expense.

 

Other Income

Other income for the three months ended March 31, 2012, consisted of $16,599 of gain on foreign exchange, $6,449 of interest income, $2,000 of rental income, and $98 from the recovery of bad debts.  Other income for the three months ended March 31, 2011, consisted of $3,128 of interest income ($1,490 from a related party), $2,484 recovery of bad debts, and $3 of miscellaneous income.

 

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Investment Income

The Company recognized income of $20,577 on equity investment in affiliate for the three months ended March 31, 2012.  For the same period ended 2011, the Company recognized income of $18,152 on equity investment in an affiliate.

 

Convertible debt and amortization of debt discount and debt offering costs

The Company recorded an expense of $18,333 and $191,220, for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, for the amortization of debt discount and debt offering costs.  The decrease in expense in 2012 is related to the reduction in the debt discount related to the 2009 and 2010 reductions of debt and related debt discounts associated with the convertible note and note payable used to fund the acquisition of CUI, Inc.

 

Interest Expense

The interest expense of $187,198 and $230,144 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 respectively is for interest on the bank operating line of credit, bank loans, and secured and unsecured promissory notes. The decrease is primarily due to the reduction of debt in 2011 and during the first three months of 2012 through principal payments.

 

Profit (loss) from discontinued operations

During the three months ended March 31, 2012 there was no activity associated with the discontinued operations of Comex Electronics which were divested effective July 2011. During the three months ended March 31, 2011, there was a profit from discontinued operations of $339,451 which included a gain on the divestment of Comex Electronics during the three month period of $475,689.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

Our financial statements and related public financial information are based on the application of accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”).  GAAP requires the use of estimates; assumptions, judgments and subjective interpretations of accounting principles that have an impact on the assets, liabilities, revenue and expense amounts reported.  These estimates can also affect supplemental information contained in our external disclosures including information regarding contingencies, risk and financial condition.  We believe our use if estimates and underlying accounting assumptions adhere to GAAP and are consistently and conservatively applied.  We base our estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances.  Actual results may differ materially from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. Significant estimates in 2012 and 2011 include estimates used to review the Company’s long-lived assets for impairment, allowance for doubtful accounts, inventory valuation, valuations of non-cash capital stock issuances, valuations of derivatives and the valuation allowance on deferred tax assets. We continue to monitor significant estimates made during the preparation of our financial statements.

 

Our significant accounting policies are summarized in Note 2 of our financial statements.  While all these significant accounting policies impact its financial condition and results of operations, we view certain of these policies as critical.  Policies determined to be critical are those policies that have the most significant impact on our financial statements and require management to use a greater degree of judgment and estimates.  Actual results may differ from those estimates.  Our management believes that given current facts and circumstances, it is unlikely that applying any other reasonable judgments or estimate methodologies would cause effect on our results of operations, financial position or liquidity for the periods presented in this report.

 

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Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In June, 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011-05, which amends ASC Topic 220, Comprehensive Income. Under the amendment, an entity has the option to present the total of comprehensive income, the components of net income, and the components of other comprehensive income either in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements. In both choices, an entity is required to present each component of net income along with total net income, each component of other comprehensive income along with a total for other comprehensive income, and a total amount for comprehensive income. This ASU eliminates the option to present the components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement of changes in stockholders' equity. The amendments in this ASU do not change the items that must be reported in other comprehensive income or when an item of other comprehensive income must be reclassified to net income. The amendments in this ASU should be applied retrospectively.

 

Additionally, the FASB issued a second amendment to ASC Topic 220 in December 2011, ASU No. 2011-12, which allows companies the ability to defer certain aspects of ASU 2011-05. For public entities, these amendments are effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2011. The amendments do not require any transition disclosures.

 

On September 15, 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-08, Intangibles – Goodwill and Other, which simplifies how an entity is required to test goodwill for impairment. This ASU will allow an entity to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is necessary to perform the two-step quantitative goodwill impairment test. Under the ASU, an entity would not be required to calculate the fair value of a reporting unit unless the entity determines, based on a qualitative assessment, that it is more likely than not that its fair value is less than its carrying amount. The ASU includes a number of factors to consider in conducting the qualitative assessment.  The ASU is effective for annual and interim goodwill impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2011.  Early adoption is permitted.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

None.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure about Market Risk

 

A smaller reporting company, as defined by Rule 229.10(f)(1), is not required to provide the information required by this Item.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

This report includes the certifications of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer required by Rule 13a-14 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"). See Exhibits 31.1 and 31.2. This Item 4 includes information concerning the controls and control evaluations referred to in those certifications.

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

Disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in SEC rules and forms and that such information is accumulated and communicated to management, including the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures. In connection with the preparation of this report, our management, under the supervision and with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of March 31, 2012. Based on that evaluation, our management has concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of March 31, 2012.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

There was no change in our internal control over financial reporting during the first quarter of 2012 that materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

The Company and its subsidiaries are not a party in any legal proceedings. No director, officer or affiliate of the Company, any owner of record or beneficially of more than five percent of any class of voting securities of the Company or any associate of any such director, officer, affiliate of the Company or security holder is a party adverse to the Company or any of its subsidiaries or has a material interest adverse to the Company or any of its subsidiaries.

 

Item 1A: Risk Factors.

A smaller reporting company is not required to provide the information required by this Item.

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

The Company relied on Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933 as the basis for an exemption from registration for the following issuances.

 

Common Stock Issued

During the three months ended March 31, 2012, the Company issued the following shares of common stock:

·2,222,222 shares of common stock were issued that are included in an S-1 registration statement that became effective February 14, 2012. The company received $10,000,000 from this transaction.

 

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·333,333 additional shares were issued that are included in the S-1 registration statement that were issued pursuant to an over-allotment provision contained in our underwriting agreement. The Company received $1,500,000 from this transaction.
·Effective February 17, 2012, the issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s $0.001 par value common stock were reverse split at a ratio of one for thirty (1:30). All fractional shares resulting from the reverse split were rounded up to the next full numbers. As a result of the rounding up effect, 97 additional shares of common stock were issued that are included in the S-1 registration statement. The company received no monetary consideration for these 97 shares.
·570,000 shares of common stock were issued that are included in an S-3 registration statement that became effective April 13, 2012. The company received $2,565,025 from this transaction.
·15,000 shares of common stock were issued in consideration for investor relations services rendered for the benefit of the company and a $69,450 consulting expense was recorded in relation to this transaction based on the fair market value of the stock on the date of grant.
·10,071 shares of common stock were issued to a beneficial owner of more than 8% in relation to a warrant exercise. The company received $3,021 from this transaction.

 

Item 6. Exhibits

The following exhibits are included as part of this Form 10-Q.

 

Exhibit No.   Description
3.11   Amended Articles of Incorporation
3.21   Bylaws of the Registrant.
3.32   Articles of Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation - Certificate of Designations, Preferences, Limitations and Relative Rights of the Series A Preferred Stock, filed July 25, 2002.
3.42   Articles of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation-Terms of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, filed November 13, 2003.
3.52   Restated Articles of Incorporation to increase the authorized common stock to 150,000,000 shares, filed December 23, 2003.
3.62   Restated Articles of Incorporation - Certificate of Designations of the Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, filed April 1, 2004.
3.73   Restated Articles of Incorporation, Officers’ Certificate and Colorado Secretary of State Certificate filed June 30, 2004 showing corporate name change to OnScreen Technologies, Inc.
3.84    Restated Articles of Incorporation and Colorado Secretary of State Certificate filed January 7, 2008 showing corporate name change to Waytronx, Inc. 
3.98   Restated Articles of incorporation to increase the authorized common shares to 325,000,000 shares.
3.1012    Restated Articles of Incorporation and Colorado Secretary of State Certificate filed January 7, 2008 showing corporate name change to CUI Global, Inc. 
10.3111   Amendment to $17,500,000 Convertible Promissory Note effective May 1, 2009.
10.3211   Amendment to $14,000,000 Promissory Note effective September 1, 2010.
10.3311   Agreement for Accord and Satisfaction of an Undisputed Debt dated April 1, 2010.
10.3412   Stock Sale and Purchase Agreement dated July 1, 2009.
10.3512   Amendment to Stock Sale and Purchase Agreement Between Waytronx, Inc., Kunio Yamagishi and Others on July 1, 2009.
10.3612   Amendment No. "A" to Stock Sale and Purchase Agreement dated November 11, 2009.
15.212   Letter regarding unaudited interim financial information.

 

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22.6   Proxy Statement and Notice of 2010 Annual Shareholder Meeting filed with the Commission on October 5, 2010.
22.7   Proxy Statement and Notice of Special Shareholder Meeting filed with the Commission on February 27, 2011.
22.8   Proxy Statement and Notice of 2011 Annual Shareholder Meeting filed with the Commission on October 5, 2011.
23.412   Consent of Webb & Company, P. A., Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for incorporation by reference of their report into Form 10-Q filed herewith.
31.112   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e), as adopted pursuant to Section 203 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
31.212   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e), as adopted pursuant to Section 203 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32.112   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32.212   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

Footnotes to Exhibits:

 

1.Incorporated by reference to our Registration Statement on Form SB-2/A filed with the Commission on October 26, 2001.
2.Incorporated by reference to our Report on Form 10-KSB filed with the Commission on April 14, 2004.
3.Incorporated by reference to our Report on Form 10-KSB filed with the Commission on March 31, 2005.
4.Incorporated by reference to our Registration Statement on Form S-8 filed with the Commission on March 12, 2008.
8.Incorporated by reference to the Proxy Statement and Notice of 2008 Annual Shareholder Meeting filed with the Commission July 3, 2008.
9.Incorporated by reference to our Registration Statement on Form S-8 filed with the Commission on March 12, 2008.
10.Incorporated by reference to our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Commission on April 1, 2010.
11.Incorporated by reference to our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Commission on March 30, 2011.
12.Filed herewith.

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

Signed and submitted this 9th day of May 2012.

 

  CUI Global, Inc.
  By: /s/ William J. Clough  
    William J. Clough,
    Chief Executive Officer/President

 

  by: /s/ Daniel N. Ford  
    Daniel N. Ford,
    Chief Financial Officer

 

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